Monday, April 17, 2017
The God Of The Old Testament Is The Key To Kendrick Lamar's Damn.
Reader do we now have a generation of young Christians who believe that the God of the Old Testament is not the same God in the New Testament? My newsfeed and this article kind of alluded to that way of thinking, at least it seems that way to me. Why does God in the Old Testament seem different in the New Testament? Is God the same God from the Old to the New Testament?
When you turn the page from the end of the Old Testament to the beginning of the New Testament, it can seem like you are entering a different world. And in some respects that is true; four hundred years have passed, the Jews are ruled over by the Romans rather than the Persians, and there are new groups of people such as Pharisees and Sadducees. To these, some would add at least one more difference—that the God of the Old Testament is different from the God of the New Testament.
Kendrick Lamar’s latest album DAMN was released on April 14, as a fiery album about sin. Lamar is a Christian, and his preoccupation with God and how to live a godly life in an often ungodly world is threaded throughout much of his work. Is the God of the Old Testament different from the God described in the New Testament?
But didn't the apostle John write that Jesus the Christ is the Creator God of the Old Testament? “John 1:1-3, 10, In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made…He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. NIV”
Paul also claims that Jesus was our Creator God. “Colossians 1:15-17 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him, all things hold together. NIV"
Are there two different gods in the bible?